Plevneliev: Bulgaria appreciates Turkey’s efforts to prevent illegal immigration

The European Union and Turkey are part of the solution to the refugee crisis, Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev and the Turkish prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu said during a bilateral meeting in New York, the Bulgarian President’s office said on September 28.

The meeting was attended by Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Rumyana Buchvarova and Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov. The Bulgarian and Turkish delegations are in New York for the UN General Assembly session starting on September 29.

Turkey plays an important role in addressing the crisis, as its territory has nearly two million refugees. The Turkish prime minister assured President Plevneliev that co-operation with the Bulgarian authorities on this matter will be strengthened.

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